The Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law
Established in 2013, the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) is based at the Law School of the University of Eastern Finland.
CCEEL aims to produce high-quality and policy-relevant research in its areas of expertise. The Center’s research activities are carried out by three research groups, focusing respectively on: climate change and international environmental law, energy law, Finnish environmental law, and law in water and environmental governance.
CCEEL is hosting several research projects with funding from the European Research Council, the Finnish Strategic Research Council, the Academy of Finland and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment.
CCEEL coordinates the UEF’s Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law, launched in 2013. It is also part of the Nordic Master in Environmental Law together with the Universities of Uppsala (Sweden) and Tromsø (Norway), whereby students spend time at each of the three Nordic universities. CCEEL also cooperates with UN Environment Programme to organise an annual capacity-building course on multilateral environmental agreements for international environmental negotiators and diplomats. Starting in 2004, the course has been organised 15 times.
University of Eastern Finland (UEF) – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
The UEF-UN Environment Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements is a high profile two week Course on MEAs, international environmental law-making and diplomacy. It is organised annually in cooperation of the University of Eastern Finland and United Nations Environment Programme, with a changing course venue and theme each year.
Learn more about the Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
The CCEEL team includes several well-known international experts and consists of 12 full or associate professors, 17 senior or postdoctoral researchers, more than 50 PhD researchers, and 7 project researchers/research assistants.
CCEEL currently hosts several research projects, funded by among others the European Research Council, the Academy of Finland and the Finnish Strategic Research Council, and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment.
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